Thanksgiving week at MDS projects in Bastrop, Texas, isn’t all about the meal. The volunteers are working hard with hopes that their work will be done and another family can move home in time to celebrate Thanksgiving in their rebuilt home.
Working in conjunction with another group of volunteers, the work may be done just in time. Doreen Warms, office manager in the Bastrop RV project reported, “Over the weekend, the people that had cleaned out (our client’s) house following the flood, offered to come back to put new paint on the walls that have been rebuilt. This certainly helped to move this project along more quickly, making it possible for the freshly painted doors to be hung. Things are really beginning to look like our job might actually be done in time for Thanksgiving. Just the thought of this brings tears of joy into the eyes of the homeowners. We are so blessed to have played a small part in helping this family to stand strong and tall again.”
Volunteers are also working hard this week in Pateros, Washington, Pilger, Nebraska, and Walton County, Florida, bringing families home that were displaced by disaster.
Clean up and repair work continues in South Carolina after the October floods.
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